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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293672/student-characteristics-professional-preferences-and-admission-to-medical-school
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Iris Kesternich, Heiner Schumacher, Joachim Winter, Martin R Fischer, Matthias Holzer
Objectives: A potential new avenue to address the shortage of country doctors is to change the rules for admission to medical school. We therefore study the link between high-school grade point average and prospective physicians' choice to work in rural areas. To further inform the discussion about rules for admission, we also study the effects of other predictors: a measure of students' attitudes towards risk; whether they waited for their place of study (Wartesemester); whether their parents worked as medical doctors; and whether they have some practical experience in the medical sector...
2017: GMS Journal for Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286593/instructions-for-masking-the-taste-of-medication-for-children-validation-of-a-pictogram-tool
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Régis Vaillancourt, Yen Truong, Shazya Karmali, Amanda Kraft, Selina Manji, Gilda Villarreal, Annie Pouliot
BACKGROUND: Medications that taste unpleasant can be a struggle to administer to children, most often resulting in low adherence rates. Pictograms can be useful tools to improve adherence by conveying information to patients in a way that they will understand. METHODS: One-on-one structured interviews were conducted with parents/guardians and with children between the ages of 9 and 17 years at a pediatric hospital. The questionnaire evaluated the comprehension of 12 pictogram sets that described how to mask the taste of medications for children...
January 2017: Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ, Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada: RPC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284262/respiratory-medication-use-in-primary-care-among-copd-subjects-in-four-latin-american-countries
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J R Jardim, R Stirbulov, D Moreno, G Zabert, M V Lopez-Varela, M Montes de Oca
OBJECTIVES: To assess respiratory medications used, factors predicting treatment and patterns of corticosteroid (CS) use in primary care in Latin America among chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. METHODS: COPD was defined as post-bronchodilator forced expiratory volume in 1 s/forced vital capacity (FEV1/FVC) < 0.70 or previous medical diagnosis. To determine factors associated with respiratory medication use, crude and adjusted Poisson regression models were performed...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282245/live-with-the-disease-like-you-used-to-before-you-knew-you-were-infected-a-qualitative-study-among-10-year-survivors-living-with-hiv-in-haiti
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Samuel Pierre, Vanessa Riviera, Circee Phara Jean, Marie Jude Jean Louis, Lindsey K Reif, Patrice Severe, Vanessa Rouzier, Warren D Johnson, Jean W Pape, Daniel W Fitzgerald, Margaret L McNairy, Carla Boutin-Foster
In 2003, the Haitian Study Group on Kaposi's Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO), a nonprofit organization, began administering antiretroviral therapy (ART) to its patients. This practice transformed HIV from a fatal disease to a more manageable chronic condition. However, relatively few studies focus on the experiences of survivors. This study provided a unique opportunity to interview patients who survived at least 10 years after being treated with ART at GHESKIO. The goal of the study was to elicit from patients their perspectives on what enabled them to survive with AIDS...
March 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282080/-smoking-rates-among-students-of-medicine-at-a-university-institute-in-buenos-aires-cross-section-study
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Lucas E Gonzalez, Nicolás A Lescano, Sergio A Terrasa, María V Salgado
INTRODUCTION: Argentina has a smoking rate among adults of 22.1%; previous research has shown medical students smoke at the same rate than the general population. Physicians' smoking status affects their ability to provide anti-smoking advice. METHODS: Observational cross-sectional study. In 2011 a survey was administered to medical students at Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires School of Medicine asking about demographic and tobacco use characteristics, and knowledge and attitudes toward smoking...
July 2016: Vertex: Revista Argentina de Psiquiatriá
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278157/societal-impact-of-dengue-outbreaks-stakeholder-perceptions-and-related-implications-a-qualitative-study-in-brazil-2015
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Joël Ladner, Mariana Rodrigues, Ben Davis, Marie-Hélène Besson, Etienne Audureau, Joseph Saba
BACKGROUND: The growing burden of dengue in many countries worldwide and the difficulty of preventing outbreaks have increased the urgency to identify alternative public health management strategies and effective approaches to control and prevent dengue outbreaks. The objectives of this study were to understand the impact of dengue outbreak on different stakeholders in Brazil, to explore their perceptions of approaches used by governmental authorities to control and prevent dengue outbreaks and to define the challenges and implications of preventing future outbreaks...
March 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274389/human-papillomavirus-hpv-vaccine-initiation-in-minority-americans
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P De, H Budhwani
OBJECTIVES: Transmission of the human papillomavirus (HPV) is a significant public health concern. HPV is preventable through a series of vaccinations; however, knowledge gaps exist as to which groups are least likely to initiate vaccination. Considering this gap, the aim of this study is to examine HPV vaccine initiation rates in racial minorities, comparing foreign-born individuals to their American-born peers. STUDY DESIGN: Population-based data from the 2013 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), a repeated large-scale household interview survey of a statistically representative sample of the United States civilian non-institutionalized population, were applied...
March 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264549/the-utility-of-multiple-mini-interviews-experience-of-a-medical-school
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Kyong-Jee Kim, Kyung-Soo Nam, Bum Sun Kwon
PURPOSE: This paper aims to introduce the design of multiple mini-interviews (MMIs) as a tool to assess medical school applicants' attributes in alignment with the school's educational goals and to evaluate its utility. METHODS: In this MMI, candidates rotated through six stations (10 minutes per station), in which specific interview topics were drawn by mapping the school's educational goals with the core competencies for entering medical students. We conducted post-MMI surveys of all of the interviewers and candidates to investigate their experiences of MMIs...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262631/-surgical-treatment-for-endocarditis-in-iceland-1997-2003
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Hedinn Sigurdsson, Sunna Gestsdottir, Kristjan G Gudmundsson, Sigridur Halldorsdottir
INTRODUCTION: Most GPs in Iceland are public employees on fixed salaries which is very different from their Norwegian colleagues. The aim of this study was to explore the experience of Icelandic GPs who have also worked as GPs in Norway and compare their experience of working in these two neighboring countries. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data were collected through interviews with 16 GPs that during the study period 2009-2010 were all working in Iceland. Two to ten years had passed since their return from Norway...
2017: Læknablađiđ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261940/establishing-the-feasibility-of-a-community-and-primary-health-care-intervention-to-raise-awareness-of-symptoms-of-type-1-diabetes-the-early-detection-of-type-1-diabetes-in-youth-eddy-study
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J Townson, J W Gregory, L Cowley, D Gallagher, S Channon, M Robling, D Williams, C Hughes, S Murphy, L Lowes
AIMS: To design, develop, and evaluate the feasibility of delivering a multi-component community based intervention to parents and primary health care professionals to raise awareness of the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes (T1D) in childhood in 3 adjoining borough counties of South Wales. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Parent and primary health care advisory groups were established to design the intervention. Qualitative interviews with stakeholders and parents assessed the acceptability, feasibility and any potential impact of the intervention...
March 6, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259063/to-what-extent-does-depression-influence-quality-of-life-of-people-with-pharmacoresistant-epilepsy-in-argentina
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Laura Scévola, Mercedes Sarudiansky, Alejandra Lanzillotti, Silvia Oddo, Silvia Kochen, Luciana D'Alessio
INTRODUCTION: Depression is the most frequent psychiatric co-morbidity in patients with epilepsy. Lifetime prevalence of depression is reported more frequently in temporal lobe epilepsy and is estimated at 35%. This co-morbidity appears to be related with various mechanisms. The aim of this study was to determine the quality of life (QoL) of patients with pharmacoresistant epilepsy with and without co-morbid depression in an Argentinean population. METHODS: Patients admitted to the video-EEG monitoring unit during the period 2010-2013 went through a standardized psychiatric assessment using SCID-I (Structured Clinical Interview for Axis I diagnoses of DSM-IV), BDI II (Beck Depression Inventory) GAF (Global assessment of functioning), and Q LES Q-SF (for quality of life)...
February 28, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248695/graduates-perceptions-of-learning-affordances-in-longitudinal-integrated-clerkships-a-dual-institution-mixed-methods-study
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Robyn A Latessa, Robert A Swendiman, Anna Beth Parlier, Shelley L Galvin, David A Hirsh
PURPOSE: The authors explored affordances that contribute to participants' successful learning in longitudinal integrated clerkships (LICs). METHOD: This dual-institutional, mixed-methods study included electronic surveys and semistructured interviews of LIC graduates who completed their core clinical (third) year of medical school. These LIC graduates took part in LICs at Harvard Medical School from 2004 to 2013 and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine-Asheville campus from 2009 to 2013...
February 28, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220248/-prism-adaptation-test-before-strabismus-surgery-results-of-a-survey-and-literature-review
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U Pichler, M Rohleder, O Ehrt
BACKGROUND: Variable preoperative deviations and compensatory mechanisms may cause wrong dosage of strabismus surgery and result in over- or undercorrection. A long-lasting prism adaptation test (PAT) before surgery is supposed to reduce those difficulties and to improve the postoperative results. To date, the use of prism adaptation before surgery has not been systematically examined. METHODS: A total of 15 strabismologists and 28 orthoptists in Austria were interviewed about their approach to prism adaptation in 9 types of strabismus...
February 20, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218940/financial-and-time-burdens-for-medical-students-interviewing-for-residency
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Paul Callaway, Trisha Melhado, Anne Walling, Jordan Groskurth
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Interviewing for residency positions is increasingly stressful for students and challenging for programs. Little information is available about the costs and time invested by students in interviewing or about the key factors in decisions to accept interview offers. Our objective was to assess the time and financial costs of residency interviewing for an entire class at a regional campus and explore factors influencing student decisions to accept interviews. METHODS: We used a 14-item survey administered electronically immediately following National Resident Matching Program results...
February 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218159/awareness-of-legal-and-social-issues-related-to-reproductive-health-among-adolescent-girls-in-rural-varanasi
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Sangeeta Kansal, Sweta Singh, Alok Kumar
BACKGROUND: Data on awareness of adolescent's on the legal and social issues/acts related to reproductive health, especially in rural areas, are scarce. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present cross-sectional study is to assess the awareness level of legal and social issues related to reproductive health and its association with the various individual and family/household level characteristics. METHODS: 650 adolescent girls in the age group of 15-19 years were interviewed with the help of pretested and semistructured questionnaire and focus group discussions were also conducted for qualitative findings in Chiraigaon block of district Varanasi...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213300/experiences-of-stigma-and-discrimination-faced-by-family-caregivers-of-people-with-schizophrenia-in-india
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Mirja Koschorke, R Padmavati, Shuba Kumar, Alex Cohen, Helen A Weiss, Sudipto Chatterjee, Jesina Pereira, Smita Naik, Sujit John, Hamid Dabholkar, Madhumitha Balaji, Animish Chavan, Mathew Varghese, R Thara, Vikram Patel, Graham Thornicroft
Stigma associated with schizophrenia significantly affects family caregivers, yet few studies have examined the nature and determinants of family stigma and its relationship to their knowledge about the condition. This paper describes the experiences and determinants of stigma reported by the primary caregivers of people living with schizophrenia (PLS) in India. The study used mixed methods and was nested in a randomised controlled trial of community care for people with schizophrenia. Between November 2009 and October 2010, data on caregiver stigma and functional outcomes were collected from a sample of 282 PLS-caregiver dyads...
February 1, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209318/an-evaluation-of-physical-activity-training-in-australian-medical-school-curricula
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Abigail Strong, Mark Stoutenberg, Anita Hobson-Powell, Mark Hargreaves, Halle Beeler, Emmanuel Stamatakis
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the current level of physical activity (PA) training provided to Australian medical students. DESIGN: Individual interviews were completed via phone interview or online survey from June-October 2015. METHODS: Program leaders from Australian medical schools, who were knowledgeable about their curriculum content, were invited to participate in the study. The number of programs, hours of PA training instruction, institutional attitude towards offering PA, barriers experienced, and content areas in which PA training was offered, were explored...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192002/moving-up-matters-socioeconomic-mobility-prospectively-predicts-better-physical-health
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Jenny M Cundiff, Jennifer Morozink Boylan, Dustin A Pardini, Karen A Matthews
OBJECTIVE: Low socioeconomic status (SES) in childhood confers risk for poor physical health later in life. This study prospectively examines whether improvements in family SES protect youth from developing physical health problems by adulthood and whether such effects differ by race or age. METHOD: Participants are a school-based sample of urban Black (53%) and White (47%) men (N = 311). Using latent growth curve modeling, we prospectively examined whether changes in family SES measured annually between Ages 7 and 16 predicted physical health diagnoses in adulthood (Age 32)...
February 13, 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190366/predictors-of-remote-practice-location-in-the-first-seven-cohorts-of-james-cook-university-mbbs-graduates
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Torres Woolley, Tarun Sen Gupta, Maria Bellei
INTRODUCTION: This article describes factors predicting James Cook University (JCU) medical graduates undertaking at least 1 year of remote practice. The cross-sectional design involved point-in-time (2015) analysis of the JCU medical school's ongoing longitudinal graduate tracking database. Participants were the first seven cohorts of graduates from the JCU medical school who had completed at least their postgraduate year (PGY) 4 in Australia (<i>n</i>=529); that is, PGY 4 to PGY 10 graduates...
January 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183284/study-of-user-experience-of-an-objective-test-qbtest-to-aid-adhd-assessment-and-medication-management-a-multi-methods-approach
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Charlotte L Hall, Althea Z Valentine, Gemma M Walker, Harriet M Ball, Heather Cogger, David Daley, Madeleine J Groom, Kapil Sayal, Chris Hollis
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis and monitoring of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) typically relies on subjective reports and observations. Objective continuous performance tests (CPTs) have been incorporated into some services to support clinical decision making. However, the feasibility and acceptability of adding such a test into routine practice is unknown. The study aimed to investigate the feasibility and acceptability of adding an objective computerised test to the routine assessment and monitoring of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...
February 10, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
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